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Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

By Claire Schofield A trail of woolly bikes will be making their way through Yorkshire as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. In celebration of the Grand Depart, ten bikes will be getting a woolly makeover for a year-long trail connecting ten Yorkshire towns with the many knitters, crocheters and yarn-stormers that taken part. Yarn-storming, also known as graffiti knitting, […]

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Leeds museum is dressed for battle

Leeds museum is dressed for battle

By Felicity Macnamara Leeds’ Lotherton Hall is currently home to an exhibition documenting how clothes and style have been affected by war. ‘Dressed for Battle’ takes visitors to the museum on a journey through the decades, as it explores uniform inspired fashions from the Napoleonic Wars right up to the present day. The collections are taken from Leeds Museums and […]

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Live at Leeds festival reveals highly anticipated schedule

Live at Leeds festival reveals highly anticipated schedule

By Claire Schofield Music lovers are rejoicing as the eagerly awaited Saturday schedule for the Live at Leeds festival  is revealed. More than 20 official venues are set to welcome more than 200 bands and musicians to perform to 15,000 fans in less than six weeks’ time. This year’s line-up includes established artists including Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., chart toppers Clean Bandit […]

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SLIDESHOW: Franz Ferdinand rock Leeds O2 Academy for first time since 2009

Franz Ferdinand rock Leeds O2 Academy

By Claire Schofield You would be forgiven for not going weak at the knees at the news that Franz Ferdinand are rolling into Leeds to play the O2 Academy. The Scottish based indie rockers have been off the scene for quite a while now, with their last visit to Leeds being a whopping four years ago. But with a crowd […]

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Leeds turns purple for epilepsy awareness

Leeds turns purple for epilepsy awareness

By Claire Schofield People and places in Leeds turned purple today in support of Purple Day, an international epilepsy awareness day. The day saw a host of purple-themed events take place all across the UK for Epilepsy Action, with five UK landmarks turning purple in honour of the day. Leeds’ First Direct Arena will be switching its lights to a […]

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Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

by John Blow Young musicians and aspiring entrepreneurs turned out for a music and business competition at Leeds’ prestigious O2 Academy last night. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools took part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music and enterprise competition. Allerton High School’s hip-hop group D-FAULT were crowned winners of the […]

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Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A former Shameless star has teamed up with a local DJ turned actor to co-produce a new film to be shot in Leeds. Jamie Dorrington, 29, from Cookridge, Leeds, and Jody Latham, 32, who played Phillip ‘Lip’ Gallagher in the Channel 4 comedy drama are seeking funding through Kickstarter to produce Showground – a drama about the […]

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Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

By Claire Schofield and John Blow Music mogul Simon Cowell may be given a run for his money as nine business teams from across Yorkshire promote the latest musical talent at the AMP Awards final tonight. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools will take part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music […]

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Leeds cabaret gets inspired

Leeds cabaret gets inspired

by Ailsa Rochester “Life is a cabaret, old chum”, or so they say. And never will that be more true than this Saturday as The Leeds Club says “Wilkommen” to The 1930s Berlin Diary. The show is shrouded in mystery but organisers described the show as: “Willy Wonka meets murder mystery, meets Edward Scissorhands, meets La Soiree cabaret, meets a music gig, meets a […]

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Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

by Laren Wafer-Kiddle Renowned illusionist Derren Brown is returning to Leeds this week with a more personal, stripped-down show. Brown, alongside his director and friend Andy Nyman, are bringing the Derren Brown: Infamous show to Leeds Grand Theatre from 24-29 March. He told Yorkshire Voice: “We tried to come up with a sort of experience that you couldn’t get anywhere […]

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